Nepalese army cleans up 4 peaks including Mount Everest again

The Nepalese army announced on the 5th that three mountaineering teams led by the Nepalese army will set off from the 6th to clean up waste for four peaks including Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak.

General Sharma, the chief of staff of the Nepal Army, announced the start of the “Mountain Clearance Campaign” at a press conference and handed over a flag that read “Strive to save the Himalayas”. The Nepalese army brigadier general Kadkar said that the three mountaineering teams led by the Nepalese army consisted of 92 people, including Nepalese army personnel, doctors and Sherpa mountain guides. Collect 35 tons of waste from climbers on the fourth peak Lhotse and the world’s eighth highest peak, Manaslu.

According to reports, the three mountaineering teams received environmental adaptation training from the end of February to March 29. They will depart for their respective destinations on April 6 and April 16, respectively. The cleaning campaign will end at the end of May. . Of the collected waste, biodegradable ones will be buried, and non-biodegradable ones will be recycled.

In view of the increase in peak waste in the Himalayas, the Nepalese Army has launched the “Mountain Cleaning Campaign” since 2019, collecting a total of 10 tons of waste in that year and 27.6 tons in 2021. The cleaning campaign in 2020 was cancelled due to the new crown epidemic.

Spring from April to May each year is the main season for climbing the highest peaks in the Himalayas, especially Mount Everest from the Nepalese side.

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